Lolette by Laura Nelkin


December 2023
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Sock- Approx. 72 inches [183 cm] diameter DK- Approx. 53 inches [135 cm] diameter
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Take a spin with Lolette, this year’s countdown calendar creation!

This high-stakes project invites you to roll the dice with a 25 mini-skein set in sock or DK weight. Take a gamble and dive into your stash or go all-in with a fabulous Emma’s Yarn Smallidays set like I did. This pattern pushes the limits of modular design and includes an almost hour long exclusive and DETAILED video tutorial teaching you a new way to use stitch saver.

Lolette starts with 8 wedges, worked one at a time. These wedges, like cards in play, are deftly grafted into a wheel. Once your disk is in hand, you’ll work outwards, rolling a die to determine your pattern. Embrace this game of circular shawl shaping until your yarn stack is cashed out. (i.e. You run out of yarn!)

This project is more than knitting; it’s a wholesome gambling experience with yarn. Lolette is your invitation to embrace the thrill, take a chance, and let the dice guide you through a dynamic knitting adventure. Come knit with us in our Ravelry and/or Facebook Groups!

2025 yd 1852 m sock weight yarn OR 1250 yd 1143 m DK weight yarn

One Set double-pointed needles, ndlA- 24-inch circular needle, ndlB- 32-inch or longer circular needle, ndlC- 40-inch or longer circular needle

Eight 60-inch 152 cm long stitch savers
8 removable stitch markers or scrap yarn
Stitch markers
1 6-sided die
Digital Scale
Tapestry needle

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches 10 cm in St st, blocked
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches 10 cm in St st, blocked

Knit on, friends, and may your Lolette be as smooth as a royal flush and as cozy as a full house!

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